Briefs, October 21, 2012
Committee on private medical care to meet
The steering committee for regulating private medical organisations will have its first meeting next month, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said. Led by director of the hygiene department, the committee hopes to issue guidelines within six months. These will be written into law after public consultation. In the meantime, inspections will be stepped up on high-risk medical beauty services.
13 duped in HK$3m investment fraud
Four men and a woman were arrested for fraud last night. The gang work for a company in Nathan Road, which lures people to invest in options trading by promising high returns. However, police said the options are not tradeable. Thirteen people, all but two from the mainland, are suspected to have been duped into handing over some HK$3 million. Police said the investors get commissions from pyramid selling.
Biker held over death of pedestrian, 80
A 28-year-old motorcyclist was arrested for dangerous driving causing death after an 80-year-old man was knocked down crossing Po Lam Road North in East Kowloon. The biker was travelling towards Sau Mau Ping near Tsui Lam Road when the accident happened at 5.20am. The suspect was freed on police bail. Anyone with information should contact the special investigation team of Kowloon East traffic police on 3661 1636.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers drawn were 4, 19, 31, 34, 37 and 44. The extra number was 6. Second prize of HK$2,578,020 was won by 1.5 tickets. Third prize paid HK$105,760.